For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8, 9.
Grace is an attribute of God exercised toward undeserving human beings. We did not seek for it, but it was sent in search of us.
Divine grace is the great element of saving power; without it all human effort is unavailing.
Are you in Christ? Not if you do not acknowledge yourselves erring, helpless, condemned sinners. Not if you are exalting and glorifying self. If there is any good in you, it is wholly attributable to the mercy of a compassionate Saviour. Your birth, your reputation, your wealth, your talents, your virtues, your piety, your philanthropy, or anything else in you or connected with you, will not form a bond of union between your soul and Christ. Your connection with the church, the manner in which your brethren regard you, will be of no avail unless you believe in Christ. It is not enough to believe about Him; you must believe in Him. You must rely wholly upon His saving grace.
Would that you could conceive of the rich supplies of grace and power awaiting your demand.
In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life-giving atmosphere will live, and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.
Christ … died for us. He does not treat us according to our desert. Although our sins have merited condemnation, He does not condemn us. Year after year He has borne with our weakness and ignorance, with our ingratitude and waywardness. Notwithstanding our wanderings, … His hand is stretched out still.
Through the grace of Christ we may accomplish everything that God requires.
The Faith I Live By p. 94
Prayer Requests
—-one of my friend’s really needs a good job and he applied to a perfect job Pray if it is the Lord’s will that He will help him to get it. Jimmy T
—-Please pray for me. I’ve reached my wits end and don’t feel like I can go on like this. This lack of sleep is starting to affect my health. Feeling lightheaded and dizzy. Erin
—-please pray for me and my daughter to have a safe flight from New York to Jamaica this morning. We know our God is in control, Arlene
—–My wife left arm is hurting her due to edema she is experiencing severe pain please to pray for her. Jervis
Dear Friends,
How much we need God’s guidance in our life. Without His leading, we are as Isaiah described, “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.” Isa 59:1-13
*There is Someone who loves every sinner He is calling, oh hear Him today. ‘Tis Jesus our blessed Redeemer, He’s only a prayer away.
Though friends may deride and forsake you And leave you alone in the way; Remember the promise of Jesus, He’s only a prayer away.
Our Lord suffered death for transgression The death that each mortal should pay. Oh, why do you languish in sorrow, He’s only a prayer away.
May we daily “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb 4:16
May we follow His leading today, knowing that “the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayersl.” 1 Peter 3:12
*He’s Only a Prayer Away by H. L. Graham

The Great Element of Saving Power